Long-haul operator Emirates is adding one more US destination to its network with the resumption of flights to Newark via Athens, Greece.
The reinstated service seeks to cater to the large Greek-American community in the United States and offer convenient connection to other travellers bound for the Middle East, West Asia and Africa, via the airline’s hub in Dubai.
The Dubai-Athens-Newark service, which will operate daily with a three-class Boeing 777-300ER starting from June 1, 2021, will take the UAE carrier’s US network to 10 destinations.
Emirates flight EK209 will be leaving Dubai at 10:50 am, arriving in Athens at 3 pm before departing again at 5:35 pm and arriving into Newark Liberty International Airport at 9:20pm on the same day.
The return flight EK210 will depart Newark at 11:55 pm and arrive in Athens at 4:05 pm the next day. The flight will depart once again from Athens the next day at 6:05pm bound for Dubai, where it will arrive at 11:35pm.
The airline has been resuming international flights since July last year. Carriers have been among the hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic as revenues plunged due to a massive fall in air traffic.
However, with the new wave of lockdowns and strict border controls in various jurisdictions around the world, the airline has had to suspend operations on a few routes.
The airline had earlier announced the resumption of services to Seattle, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York JFK, Washington DC, Dallas and San Francisco, which is scheduled to resume on March 2.
(Writing by Cleofe Maceda; editing by Mily Chakrabarty)
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